Learning GD&T is just as important as learning trigonometry. After spending 20 years designing advanced hardware, I have some unsolicited advice for new engineers. Although you may be a most innovative thinker and may be able to create fantastic widgets, understanding how your part will be manufactured is just as important (perhaps moreso) than that […]
3D Printing & Complex Geometry: Why the New Toy Doesn’t Play by Itself
It’s happened to all of us who have interacted with a 3D printer. It is very exciting, you know you want one, but who feeds the 3D printer? It does not work without human input. Read more about why at GrabCAD >>
Why Use GD&T for 3D Printing?
As rapid prototyping techniques evolve from sculpture and form representation into parts that are utilized in the field, the need to convey the CAD designer’s design, manufacturing, and inspection intent for a product that is manufactured using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques must also be captured in conjunction with the geometry. I know what you’re thinking, […]